Seven of 10 partners of Dalberg Consulting Firm from Africa and the Middle East are now trading as Axum, an impact firm paying more attention to Africa.

With the move by Edwin Macharia, James Mwangi andfive others, the new entity is seeking to address challenges facing socioeconomic development, climate change, and technological innovation in the two regions.

Axum Managing Partner Edwin Macharia says they aim to place African and Arab people, leaders and institutions at the centre of project design, decision making and delivery.

Macharia noted that Axum’s leadership brings together over 100 years of experience in establishing, building and running successful advisory organizations in more than 50 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

“We are confident that our collective next steps will see us deliver more for the communities and stakeholders we work alongside, while simultaneously providing a better platform for everyone at Axum to develop professionally and do the best possible work,” said Macharia.

He added, “We also know that there will be opportunities for Axum and Dalberg to work together in the future.”

Axum seeks to push for sustainable development in Africa and the Middle East and where leaders and institutions play more leading roles in the global community and get recognised.